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Trophy Mottled Eel caught in Northern India.

Posted on October 3rd, 2014
Freshwater fishing in India is associated with Mahseer and Goonch. Claudia Prahler, who made a trip to the famous Ramganga River on 27 March 2014  fished in a small, unknown river in the Himalayas and caught a new rod & reel record for Indian Mottled Eel. By the way there are rumours that this species reaches a length of 200 cm (79 inches) in Himalayan Rivers in Nepal, but there are no reliable report of a larger specimen till now. For scientists: The Indian Mottled Eel, Anguilla bengalensis (formerly Anguilla bengalensis bengalensis) and the African Mottled Eel, Anguilla labiata (formerly Anguilla bengalensis labiata) are now accepted as two different species.
Freshwater fishing in India is associated with Mahseer and Goonch. Claudia Prahler, who made a trip to the famous Ramganga River on 27 March 2014 fished in a small, unknown river in the Himalayas and caught a new rod & reel record for Indian Mottled Eel. By the way there are rumours that this species reaches a length of 200 cm (79 inches) in Himalayan Rivers in Nepal, but there are no reliable report of a larger specimen till now. For scientists: The Indian Mottled Eel, Anguilla bengalensis (formerly Anguilla bengalensis bengalensis) and the African Mottled Eel, Anguilla labiata (formerly Anguilla bengalensis labiata) are now accepted as two different species.

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